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Common Lichens of Wisconsin available for FREE! Click here

Wisconsin State Herbarium. 18 page color booklet featuring the 30 most common lichens among the approximately 800 species known from Wisconsin.  The booklet was written specifically for the non-scientist who wishes to learn more about these fascinating organisms.  Color photos and brief descriptions are organized into crustose, foliose, and fruticose forms.  Limited copies of the booklet are available from the Herbarium Director [kmcameron_at_wisc.edu] upon request, or may be downloaded as a pdf.

Botanical Club of Wisconsin T-shirts now available! 
The shirts feature a drawing by Wisconsin artist Jim McEvoy of Fassett's locoweed, one of the few plants endemic to the Badger State.
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Recent Announcements

  • Woodland Grass Workshop                                                                                                                       Photo by John ZaborskyWhen you think of the grass family (Poaceae), you probably picture rolling prairies and savannas, or maybe acres of corn! But, did you know that there ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2018, 5:58 PM by Botanical Club of Wisconsin BCW
  • A Quest to Visit Every State Natural Area in Wisconsin Photo by Josh MayerIn 1952 Parfrey’s Glen near Devil's Lake State Park was established as the first State Natural Area in Wisconsin. Since then 686 more SNAs ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2018, 6:51 PM by Botanical Club of Wisconsin BCW
  • Fassett's Locoweed Long-term Monitoring                                                                         Photo by Janeen RubyFassett’s Locoweed (Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea) is a state endangered and federally threatened wildflower endemic to Wisconsin. For the last decade researchers at the University ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2018, 4:28 PM by Botanical Club of Wisconsin BCW
  • Fern & Lycophyte Workshop                                                                                                             Photo by Chris NollAre you “pterrified” of Pteridophytes? Do you break into a cold sweat at the sight of twice and thrice-pinnate foliage? Or worse, think they all ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2017, 9:45 AM by Botanical Club of Wisconsin BCW
  • Behind the Scenes at the Milwaukee Public Museum Herbarium The Botanical Club of Wisconsin will be holding the December monthly meeting on a Thursday in Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Public Museum. We'll be celebrating the 100th anniversary of ...
    Posted Nov 24, 2017, 12:29 PM by Botanical Club of Wisconsin BCW
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Who We Are

The Botanical Club of Wisconsin, the state's only organization dedicated to the study of our native flora, was founded in 1968 by John Thomson as an affiliate of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. The BCW serves the interests of amateur and professional botanists toward the common goal of learning more about our state's plant biodiversity.